A 23-year-old man has been arrested and preliminary charged with a class “C” felony for allegedly shooting another man in the back.
On Tuesday, December 3, 2013 at approximately 12:50 am, deputies from the La Porte County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to the Woodland Crossing Apartment Complex, located at 300 Woods Edge Drive, Michigan City, in reference to shots being fired.
Before arriving on scene, deputies learned that a single male had been shot and was being transported to St. Anthony Memorial Hospital in Michigan City by a personally owned vehicle.
After arriving at the scene a witness gave a description of a suspect vehicle and within minutes, Michigan City Police officers located the suspect vehicle in a nearby housing complex. A suspect was located and taken into custody without incident.
He has been identified as 23-year- old Daryle C. Anderson Jr. of Gary, Indiana. He was preliminarily charged with Criminal Recklessness, a class “C” felony and is currently being housed in the La Porte County Jail awaiting an initial appearance in La Porte County Superior Court I.
The victim’s name is being withheld at this time but he has been treated and released from St. Anthony Hospital after being treated for a bullet wound to his lower back.
This case came to quick resolution as a result of a collaborative effort between the Michigan City Police Department and the La Porte County Sheriff’s Office. Anyone with information about this case is encouraged to contact Detective Sergeant Andrew Hynek at (219) 879-3530 ext. 2401.